November 21, 2017/5778
Temple Israel's Green Team at the Burstein Scholars-in-Residence Weekend
Calendar On the Calendar
7 Kislev, 5778
Torah portion:
Genesis  28:10−32:3

Haftarah portion:
Hosea 12:13-14:10
Friday, November 24
6:00 p.m.  Qabbalat Shabbat

Alexandra Jane Strand will chant Qiddush

Baby naming for  Avery Sloane Swartz-Moskop
Saturday, November 25
9:00 a.m.  Shabbat Morning Service

10:15 a.m. Shabbat Service

Alexandra Jane Strand Bat Mitzvah 

*Note: Due to URJ Biennial, on Friday, December 8, 2017, Qabbalat Shabbat services will be shortened to 45 minutes and will end promptly at 6:45 p.m.
cajlThe Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Israel
Registration for all fall courses in CAJL's "The Classroom" is now live. Read through the entire CAJL Fall 5778 Brochure and register now for fall courses Contact Mike Fishbein  for more information.
Nathan Englander: Reading and Conversation with Jewish Arts Collaborative
November 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Israel; 
Pulitzer prize finalist, best-selling short story writer, and New Yorker writer,  Nathan Englander discusses his new novel,  Dinner at the Center of the Earth - the story of Prisoner Z. Dessert reception and book signing to follow. Tickets are $28 each (includes book copy). Read more .

If you'd like to purchase a copy of the book in advance of the author event, please contact  Ann Abrams , Librarian. This book will also be your ticket to the event.
Hanukkah Havdallah
with Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, Master Teacher of Jewish Meditation and Spirituality
December 16, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
$20, includes book and light refreshments
Join us as we celebrate Hanukkah havdallah with Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, a beloved teacher of Jewish meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality. Together we will learn how to engage in a mindfulness meditation practice and celebrate Hanukkah and havdallah. Register.
Yoga
with Sukriti Dabral
Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., 
12/3, 12/17, 1/21, 2/4, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/29, 5/13
Join us for an all-levels yoga class that weaves together vinyasa flow, breathing, and meditation. These classes will be thoughtful and slow-moving, with a balance between physical challenge and mental clarity. Read more and register.
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation
with Josh Weisman
Sundays, 10:00-11:00 a.m., 12/10, 1/7, 1/28, 2/11, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 5/6, 5/20
Alongside our core practice of meditation we will also explore the Jewish contemplative practices of niggun (wordless melody) and Shabbat, among others. Those accustomed to meditating on the floor are invited to bring their own cushions. Read more and register.
Mitzvah Lights with the Green Team
How many Temple Israel members does it take to change [the world with] a light bulb? Now that Daylight Savings Time has ended and we're turning our lights on earlier in the evening, please join the Temple Israel Green Team in making sure that your home has only-or mostly-LED bulbs. LEDs save, on average, 7/8 of electricity as compared with standard bulbs...the equivalent of a year round Hanukkah miracle! Read more, or contact Joan Rachlin with any questions.
Temple Israel Library
Last Tuesday Book Group: Nathan Englander
November 28, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
All book lovers are welcome to come, bring a bag lunch, and join the conversation. Coffee, tea, and dessert will be available. On November 28, we will discuss the Dinner at the Center of the Earth, by Nathan Englander. For more information, please contact Ann Abrams, Librarian. There is no fee, but an RSVP the Friday before is appreciated.
Israel Trip
It is not too late to find out more about the Israel trip taking place in March 2018. We are having a gathering at a congregant's home on December 3. Please contact Rachel Daniels for more information.
Temple Israel's Making Headlines
Madlik: Illuminating Prayer
Rabbinical School of Hebrew College
Life Cycle Events
With each new life, the world begins again anew! We celebrate the birth of:
Julian Maleek Oliver
October 21, 2017
Son of Ashley White-Stern and Jon Oliver
Grandson of Dr. Andrea Stern and Dr. Ron White
May their memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of:
Maureen Feldman Siegel
November 16, 2017 (27 Cheshvan, 5778)
Mother of Hal Feldman (Kathie), Matthew Feldman, and Joy Feldman (Allan Levy)
Grandmother of Jaclyn (Noah) and Rachel (David)
Great-grandmother of Charlotte and Maxwell


Margaret Warner
November 12, 2017 (23 Cheshvan, 5778)
Mother of Donald Warner (Cheryl)
If you would like to send extend wishes of congratulations or condolences, please send them to  Rachel Daniels, Executive Coordinator to Rabbi Zecher, who will pass along your message. Are you or is someone you know celebrating a wedding? An engagement? A new baby? Do you know someone who is ill or in need of a friendly, supportive call? Please tell Rachel to let our clergy know.
Madlik: Illuminating the World
Saturday, December 2 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre

Admission $36 | Students $18
The Rabbinical School of Hebrew College invites you to a joyful evening of study, story, and song to celebrate its impact in Greater Boston and beyond. Join us in our home at Hebrew College to experience the light of Torah that animates the Rabbinical School, inspires its students and alumni, and enlivens the wonderful communities they serve. Assorted delicious desserts lovingly prepared by students and alumni of the Rabbinical School. RSVP.
sprakerStaff Announcement: Chris Spraker
Welcome to Chris Spraker, Temple Israel's new Archivist! Chris loves everything historical and is fascinated by the history of cultural interaction in early New England. He has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in History, and is in the process of finishing up his Masters in Library Sciences in Archives Management at Simmons College. Chris has spent the last 16 years working with historical documents and objects in a variety of settings and spends much of his free time playing the drums. Chris can be reached here.
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